John is a globally experienced Managing Director and Commercial Leader within the sporting goods and fashion sectors, across diverse and multi-channel markets. John has worked for leading brands such as Puma, Ted Baker and Under Armour.
John now runs his own business consultancy where he supports leading OMNI channel businesses across Leadership, Strategy, and Business Transformation. He’s an Associate N.E.D and Trustee for the Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, and Making The Leap, a London based social mobility charity.
John is known as an authentic leader with a priority on people, strategy and performance… In that order! He has a passion for building, developing and leading high-performance people, teams and businesses. ‘Take care of your people and everything else will follow’, this he fundamentally believes in.
John’s attitude to life comes naturally with being born into a football team size family, with seven siblings, Mum, Dad and a dog! A proponent of the underdog and a fervent supporter of social mobility
John is an adopted Yorkshireman where he lives with his wife, two children and their dog.